Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River

31358 US Highway 160 , South Fork, CO 81154 USA (Show map)


Situated in the shadows of massive stone cliffs on the banks of the South Fork of the Rio Grande, the Arbor House Inn pampers each guest with decorator ambience, unparalleled service, and delicious breakfasts. Five beautiful guest rooms each with private bath, luxurious bedding, satellite TV, DVD, wi-fi, phone, microwave, 'fridge, coffee service & snacks, hairdryers, robes. Romantic honeymoon suite with whirlpool tub & candelabra fireplace. Outdoor hot tub overlooking river. Seasonal specials & packages: romance; massage; hot springs; golfing; fishing; rafting; theatre; skiing; carriage, sleigh, or horseback rides. The Arbor House is also an ideal venue for business retreats, family reunions, and intimate mountain weddings & elopements. Come, be our next special guest, and "Let Us Make Your Special Occasion a True Celebration!"



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  • Guest room5.0
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great place to stay

5 on December 24, 2016

The room was great with a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was wonderful only exceeded by the second day breakfast.

South Fork Getaway!

4.8 on July 19, 2016

Wonderful experience! Everything was neat and clean. Breakfast was outstanding! Connie and I will defiantly be coming back to stay. Thank you so much Keith and Laurie. Jeff


5 on November 02, 2014

Our wedding day was absolutely amazing! Every detail was attended to and even those that I did not think of. Keith, Laurie and Ashley are wonderful people. The rooms are very clean and stocked with all the little things that will make your stay relaxing. The scenery is beautiful! I cannot rave enough about Arbor House Inn.

25th wedding anniversary

5 on July 03, 2014

The little touches that were added made our 25th anniversary trip a precious memory. We stayed in the Lovin' Oven! The name of the room is what attracted us to this B&B. Glad we stayed here! Thank you so much, Keith & Laurie, for making us feel right at home!

Excellent in all respects

5 on March 02, 2014

The room was delightful. Spotless, bed was comfortable, hosts were very friendly (even took the snow off of our car), hot breakfast was delicious. Very comfortable and gorgeous common areas.

5 star accommodations!

5 on January 25, 2014

The Arbor House is very charming and warm! Keith and Laurie are sweet and very accommodating , they made sure we were well taken care of. The home was decorated like it was staged for a magazine, except you felt like you were home and comfortable. Laurie makes 5 star breakfasts. She takes great care in the smaller things, like how the plate is decorated with a pansy placed on top of fresh gathered herbs and fruit placed perfectly.....she is a great decorator. The room was beautiful and very comfortable with everything you would need and more. We can't wait to go back and get pampered again.

Feels like home!

5 on January 08, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at the Arbor House Inn three times during the winter and the summer. We make a point to plan trips to South Fork from Denver just to stay at this cozy B&B that feels like home. Laurie and Keith make the stay outstanding with their warmth and generosity. Laurie does an awesome job with breakfast; always delicious. During the winter the inn is so cozy and warm with the big fireplace in the great room it's a nice retreat from busy lives in Denver. Summer time it's so relaxing to sit outside and listen to the sound of the river while enjoy a drink and within 5 minutes of stepping into the water with his fly fishing gear my husband was having fun catching some small trout. We recommend the Inn to anyone who is looking for fantastic lodging and food in South Fork!

FABULOUS destination for wedding or a quiet weekend away

5 on December 18, 2013

My husband and I got married at the Arbor House Inn and the entire weekend was amazing! Laure and Keith felt like part of the family and they treated us like we were part of theirs too! The Inn and the grounds are beautiful, the rooms are clean, the food is amazing, and the service is outstanding! We could not have asked for a better experience!

All the comforts of home and more!

5 on August 15, 2013

My room was spacious and comfortable - breakfast superb, wonderfully delicious. The house is beautifully furnished and the owner/hosts are gracious and helpful. A truly delightful place to stay.

Best B&B Ever

5 on November 10, 2012

Keith & Laurie are great innkeepers. The breakfasts are always wonderful and the focus on the surroundings and rooms are perfect. I would recommend them to all!

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Location Type

Riverside, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Colorado Springs, CO (COS)

Directions to property:

Look for us on US Hwy. 160 near Mile Marker 185, approximately one mile south of the junction of US Hwy. 160 and Colorado State Hwy. 149 in the town of South Fork, Colorado. We are the brown and green two-story down by the river and across the road from Chalet Swiss Restaurant. From Denver, CO: 4-1/2 hours; from Colorado Springs, CO: 3-1/2 hours; from Albuquerque, NM: 4-1/2 hours; from Pagosa Springs, CO: 1 hour; from Alamosa, CO: 1 hour.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Narrow Gauge Train Rides, Alligator Farm, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Videos, Wedding Facilities , On-Site Fishing; Outdoor Hot Tub; Fire Pit

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Snowmobiling, Snowcat Tours, Live Theatre,, Bingo, Train Rides, Hot Springs,, Carriage/Sleigh Rides, Antiquing, Museums,, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 8:00
  • Check Out:: 10:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed outdoors only. No marijuana.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No We have a river on premises; possible danger to children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Resident dachshunds, Stinkerbelle & Boo.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations require a 50% deposit or a minimum deposit of one night at time of booking, whichever is greater. Balance due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: A refund will be given, less $25 per room per night, if cancelled 14 days prior to arrival. If we are able to rebook your room, the same $25 fee applies. If we are unable to rebook your room, you will be charged the full amount for all reserved dates. Groups and holidays require notice of 30 days to cancel. Full payment is required regardless of early departure.
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Laurie & Keith Bratton

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , 1 horse

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  • Time Served: Starting between 8:00 and 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast is served regularly in the dining room., Weather permitting, on the deck., Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Arbor House Stuffed French Toast
A pocket of sliced French bread is generously stuffed with flavored cream cheese, dipped in a spiced egg batter, grilled to a golden perfection, then topped with seasonal fruit and fresh whipped cream. Our menu varies daily but will always include a seasonal fruit, meat, egg dish, bread, juices, and freshly ground coffee and hot tea.

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